El Chapo


The FBI Tried to Plant a Backdoor in an Encrypted Phone Network

The FBI wanted a backdoor in Phantom Secure, an encrypted phone company that sold to members of the Sinaloa cartel, and which is linked to the alleged leaking of sensitive law enforcement information in Canada.
Joseph Cox
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Drugs & Crime

It's Game of Thrones in Cartel Land Now That El Chapo's in Prison for Life

In Mexico, his sons could struggle to survive.
Deborah Bonello

These Were El Chapo's Final Words Before Being Shipped Off to Supermax

He used his final 10 minutes to complain about his prison conditions and the U.S. justice system.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

El Chapo Sentenced to Life in Prison

The kingpin has escaped Mexican prisons twice — but no one gets out of ADX.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

The Next Great El Chapo Mystery: How the Hell Did His Family Get U.S. Visas?

The drug kingpin's mother says her family has “humanitarian” visas to visit Chapo in prison. Advocates and federal agents are shocked.
Keegan Hamilton

Inside the Ornate World of El Chapo Nail Art

"Narco fashion is huge. It's such a part of our culture, it's so woven into our cultural fabric as Mexicans."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
El Chapo

El Chapo's prosecutors say our interview with a juror isn't enough to get him a new trial

A VICE News story was "Exhibit A" in a new court filing that seeks to prevent the kingpin's conviction from being overturned.
Keegan Hamilton
Cartel Chronicles

In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl Is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Deborah Bonello
El Chapo Trial

El Chapo found guilty, faces life in a U.S. prison

The anonymous jury convicted the kingpin on all 10 counts related to his drug smuggling empire.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo: Kingpin on Trial

Who ordered the murder of a legendary Mexican journalist? El Chapo's trial only adds to the mystery

Dámaso López denied that he and his son were responsible for Javier Valdez's death.
Keegan Hamilton

El Chapo witness reveals new details about the epic motorcycle tunnel escape

El Chapo's former right-hand man alleged that Chapo's wife and sons were involved in the escape.
Keegan Hamilton

The strange, terrifying tale of the mistress who flipped on El Chapo

Was Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez a victim, a criminal, or both?
Keegan Hamilton